Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The O.C. Whoops: The Risky Huh?

In season 2 episode 18 "The Risky Business" the Cohen's volunteer in a antique charity auction. There were many items donated, one of which (also the most valuable item at the event) was the glass egg from the cult classic 80's Tom Cruise movie "Risky Business". 

After figuring out the value of the glass egg Trey steals and sells it so he could afford a down payment on a place to live "I got this little brother". On the day of the event Ryan and Seth notice the egg is missing and go on a mission to find it. 

Seth and Ryan attempt to steal the egg back, during the attempt the "bad guys" are chasing after Ryan and Seth. In a desperate attempt to save the egg from the hands of the heathens, Ryan Hail Mary's the glass egg like a QB in a Texan football game. Seth successfully catches the egg for a Risky Business touchdown moment that is all too familiar. 

The O.C. scene recreation

Footage from "Risky Business"

Look closely, the problem with the O.C. egg is it's not the glass egg from Risky Business. It is indeed a glass egg yes but good gracious the size difference is absurd. It's Hollywood guys, you could have at least found a replica! The main shape is close but the original egg is about 3 times smaller. However you do have to respect the creators of The O.C. recreating the famous glass egg toss scene, emulating the correct angle and everything but the size, ugh the size! On a side thought maybe Tom Cruise just has really huge hands and Seth has hands of an infant baby..Something for you to ponder about!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Seth Cohen's Computer: Distance from Newport Beach, California to Portland, Oregon?

In season 2 episode 1 "The Distance" (how appropriate), we face many new changes in The O.C universe. One of the main changes are the locations of Seth and Ryan. Seth ended up moving to Portland, Oregon with Luke and his dad Carson after his boat trip went south. Ryan moved back to Chino with Theresa and her mom working a blue collar construction job, getting prepared for their bundle of joy on the way. All the while Sandy and Kirsten are still in good ole Newport undergoing house renovations.

Kirsten urges Sandy to get Seth back home, which causes a little riff between their parenting styles. Sandy being the more hippie flower child, happy go lucky, "the door is always open" type and Kirsten being the brute force, "it doesn't matter what Seth wants he's coming home!" type. 

Long story short Sandy meets up with a scruffy Ryan Atwood while he's working his construction job in Chino. Sandy lays down a proposal for them both to fly to Portland, Oregon one-two punch style in a chance to get Seth to come back home thus creating peace for Kirsten and Sandy. Ryan looking unsure by the proposal, Sandy hands Ryan a direct all inclusive round trip ticket just in case he wants to help but if not its all good (Sandy gets great fare).

Thanks to Seth Cohen's computer research we see that the distance from LAX (Los Angeles Airport) to PDX (Portland Oregon Airport) is a little over 1,000 miles. It would take a total of 15 hours if driven straight through (and two broken axles) but to fly only 2 hours and 25 minutes! In the show Sandy and Ryan seem to arrive in lightning speed but that's Hollywood for ya. Roughly only 200 dollars per trip, that is nice Sandy my friend, nice fare indeed. Then if you factor in 2004 price inflation from now, were talking around 250 dollars per trip. So in other words chump change for the Cohen's, basically the cost of a hair treatment for Kirsten! 

Where to find: 
Season 2 Episode 1 "The Distance" 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Just for Fun: Ryan Atwood's Cigarette of Choice

ryan atwood oc newport newports cigarettes

Ryan Atwood briefly smoked in the first few episodes of The O.C., it was the Chino still in him. Sandy made sure to nip that bad habit in the bud and stomped that cigarette out! But for all intensive purposes, if I would have to guess, Newports would be Ryan Atwood's weapon of choice.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The O.C. Merchandise: The O.C. For Him Cologne

Ah yes TV show merchandise! When a TV show is a hit, opportunity comes knocking to capitalize on the large audience and start selling branded TV show products to the masses. This happened especially a lot for The O.C one of which turned out to be a O.C. cologne! In 2006 a company called AMC Beauty came out with a men's cologne called "O.C. For Him". It smells great and whenever I take a whiff of it I imagine this is what the pool house bathroom smells like. Heck Ryan probably bathed in the stuff before attending the Newport social scene. "Did I hear you were from Canada!", "Yes you did". The cologne features strong notes of amber and musk, giving it a sophisticated confident scent that works for any occasion. The bottle and box features a cool blue water like design that is very O.C..However this cologne is hard to come and practically a collectors item these days which I can assume is because they don't make it anymore. There's guys all across America holding out, spraying this bad boy only once a month to make it last longer! So if you're looking to score this stuff in the wild via your favorite box store think again! But fear not my friends - a quick google search reveals a couple of places that you can still score this cologne brand new sealed in box! Per my research the best place is eBay, with a couple of listings currently for sale and can be had for under 20 bucks with free shipping - which is probably costs as much as a crab leg at the Crab Shack, so this is a no brainer! So get it while the getting's good, buy it and don't look back, its the gift that keeps on giving, one spray at a time!



The backside reads: "Treat yourself to the fresh, masculine scent of The O.C. FOR HIM. A sophisticated, charismatic expression of Southern California's casual cool for a whole lot of clean and sexy to provide the right stuff for smelling your best any time of day."

Love the bit of brain washing near the bottom "Tune into FOX and don't miss a moment of "The OC"!" It also features shameless links to and Surprisingly enough this magic pimp juice was created in the USA! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cars of The O.C.: Benjamin Mckenzie's Before Fame Car

Before hitting it big on The O.C., you could find Benjamin Mckenzie rolling around old-school style in a $500 dollar 1987 Cadillac Deville with 225,000 miles on the clock (sometimes quoted as a 1986). Pretty Chino of him if you ask me and pretty point A to point b if you know what I mean! Once his fame started to cash in he bought himself an Infinity! Quite the upgrade Ben!

Beastly Specs:

Price $22,184 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.1L 130 hp V8 (pure speed)
Seating 6
Fuel Economy
15 MPG city
23 MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

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